Government and Legal Information

Mount Prospect Public Library was designated a federal depository for government publications in 1990. Selecting approximately 16 percent of the publications offered to the 1,250 participating libraries nationwide, MPPL provides this information in a variety of formats: print, CD-ROM, microfiche and electronic. A small print collection is on the second floor adjacent to the legal code sets; however, many of the print materials have been incorporated into the reference and circulating collections. Many print sources have migrated to electronic-only formats available through the Web.

Highlights of the collection include:

Print sets of the following

Statutes at Large 1976-present
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register (2 years)
United States Reports 1975-present

Click Here for Government Web Resources

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govinfo – GPO’s Official System for Providing Free Public Access to U.S. Government Information to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
 – The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal

Federal Resources

Executive Branch Resources

White House
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register
Budget of the United States Government

Judicial Branch Resources

U.S. Supreme Court
Administrative Office of U.S. Courts

Legislative Branch Resources

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
United States Code
Public Laws
Congressional Bills
Economic Indicators

Illinois Resources

State of Illinois
Governor’s Office
Illinois Administrative Code
Illinois Agencies, Boards and Commissions
Illinois General Assembly
Compiled Statutes
Public Acts
Illinois Constitution
Senate Members
House Members
Secretary of State – CyberDriveIllinois
Rules of the Road
Illinois Courts
Illinois State Board of Elections–find your local officials

Local Resources

Cook County
Cook County Property Assessment

Cook County Elections
Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court

Elected Officials for Mount Prospect Area

Includes contact info for elected officials from all levels of government.

Village of Mount Prospect
100 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Mount Prospect School District 57 
701 W. Gregory Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Mount Prospect Park District 
1000 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/255-1438 Fax


Click Here for our Legal Web Resources

Illinois Legal Aid Online
FindLaw: Internet Legal Information
A comprehensive link to court cases, laws, and legal organizations available on the Internet.
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Nolo Press Self Help Law Center
Nolo Press was started by two Legal Aid lawyers who were fed up with the fact that the average person couldn’t find affordable legal information and advice. Convinced that with good, reliable information, Americans could handle routine legal problems without hiring an attorney, they began writing plain-English law books for non-lawyers.